Do morning rituals matter?
I thought I’d focus on morning rituals as it’s a question that we get asked about a lot, and it’s something that Tom and I have really tried to focus on personally.
If you’re wondering where to begin when it comes to making improvements to your diet and lifestyle, my top recommendation would be to start with your morning ritual.
Well, when you get up in the morning your willpower is at its strongest. It starts at an all time high and gradually decreases throughout the day.
Have you ever noticed that most of your sugar cravings appear in the afternoon, when you get home and/or after dinner?
Knowing this, it makes sense to fuel your body well at the beginning of the day with a nutrient-packed breakfast and hydrate yourself with some water or lemon water. This way, you have started your day on a positive note and you are already a winner!
(Disclaimer – If you have young children, I fully appreciate that morning rituals can go out of the window a little / or a lot, due to little people’s demands, so incorporate the below recommendations as best you can).
1). Drink a large glass of water with the juice of half a lemon squeezed in or 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (ACV).
2). Think about three things you are grateful for, small or big. Focus on positive things going on in your world. This changes your biochemistry and stimulates your brain to hone in on the positives in life, which are abundant in this universe. It’s physically impossible to be fearful and grateful at the same time, so when you deliberately focus on positives, that’s what you will attract. Wherever attention goes, energy flows.
3). Drink a smoothie first thing or have one prepared to drink on the move or mid-morning. They’re quick to prepare and are crammed full of goodness including great fats and proteins which keep you full and veggies to alkalise your system and fruits to keep you energised. I have yet to find a breakfast that is so nutrient-rich and time efficient to prepare.
Choose one of the above rituals, the one that resonates with you the most, that you’re perhaps not yet practicing and get that one incorporated into your routine for the next two weeks. After that, move on and incorporate another.
Wishing you a fab week.